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Bad Dog Food - Should You Still Be Buying Commercial Dog Food?

Jul 1, 2008
Bad dog food - does it exist? Unless you have all the relevant information regarding both sides of the story this is a really difficult question for you to answer.

Extreme supporters of the pet food industry will argue that due to their research only they are able to provide a balanced diet for our dogs. One of their major advertising claims is that unless a dogs diet is strictly balanced, we as owners, are at risk of overdosing our dogs on human food and supplements.

We must remember that as parents we are quite capable of providing a well balanced and nutrious diet for our children.

As dog owners we are quite capable of preparing a quality, balanced diet for our dogs. You must remember that there is a definite difference between giving your dogs the leftovers from yesterdays meal or preparing well balanced food. If you do decide to make homemade dog food then you must use tried and tested recipes otherwise your dog would be better off eating a can of commercial dog food.

Supporters of homemade dog food argue that commercial dog food is bad dog food and contains preservatives, toxins and dead animals. All of which are responsible for causing numerous diseases in dogs such as cancer, kidney failure and allergies.

I believe there are always pros and cons for any argument and reach my decisions only after researching all opinions. I now only feed my dog homemade dog food but I only arrived at this decision following the death of my newfoundland and extensive research.

Give these points some consideration before reaching a decision.

Dog food that is homemade is usually made in smaller measures and has a tendency to be very fresh.

If your dog suffers from any illness such as diabetes, kidney problems or food allergies it is extremely important to know what they are eating.

The best way to approach this dilemma is to be well informed. Read all the information you can from both camps and then you will be able to reach a decision which will keep you and your dog happy.
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